Thanks to all for the answers on the 2-stroke topic I started.
I looked at a couple NSR, RGV and VFR’s…yes they are all illegal…I had some insiders with the DMV look into some back ways around it and basically if you live outside of a major city…i.e.Taipei, Koashung or Taichung you can get away with riding it. Best case you get caught on one, they confiscate it, 2nd worst they confiscate it and load you with fines, worst case they confiscate it, fine you and revoke your ARC card…Yup happened 2 years ago to an upper level manager at my company (just found out). Actually best case is you are friendly with the cop and he lets you off.
So now I am looking for a Cagiva MITO 125 (if it is bored or Polini’d…O.K.), Aprilia RS125, Hornet250, CB400, CB600 (Hornet), or a Ducati 748.
I have a Taiwanese car agent looking into things for me (as a favor since I am sooooo cheap). But I was hoping someone in the forum had a lead on something.
I am in Taipei, but I can get transport to get the bike delivered from elsewhere on the island if need be.
I have scoured yahoo.tw and goods.ruten.tw I also wlaked both sides of the bike area near Yuanshan MRT (no luck there). Any tips or leads would be appreciated. I am willing to plunk down more for a decent Duc 748.
I was told I need my current M/C license for a year before I can get anything over 250cc, but I currently have 4 different international licenses (non restricted Big CC), an MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) cert (15 years old), and 3 state side M/C licenses over 12 years old. I was told they may endores me with just a test…Hopefully.
Thanks ahead of time for any leads…If you come up with a real good one that pans out, I owe you beers till we puke…